Black Positive People : From janitor to teacher to principal, all at the same school

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    From janitor to teacher to principal, all at the same school



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    Port Barre Elementary principal Gabe Sonnier says, "It's not how you start, it's how you finish."


    He should know. CBS Evening News recently profiled Sonnier's journey from janitor to teacher to principal, an inspired career arc that took place at the same elementary school in Port Barre, La., over the course of more than 30 years.
    Sonnier told CBS News the odyssey began in the mid-'80s when he was working as a janitor at the school. The school's then-principal took him aside and said, "I'd rather see you grading papers than picking them up," Sonnier told CBS News.


    suggested reading and video viewing:
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    Been a long time since I read a story that good.

    Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Published on Feb 9, 2014
    Steve Hartman meets an elementary school principal in Port Barre, La., whose road to success started in an unexpected place, but Gabe Sonnier will tell you his journey proves “it’s not where you start, it’s how you finish.”Steve Hartman meets an elementary school principal in Port Barre, La., whose road to success started in an unexpected place, but Gabe Sonnier will tell you his journey proves “it’s not where you start, it’s how you finish.”Steve Hartman meets an elementary school principal in Port Barre, La., whose road to success started in an unexpected place, but Gabe Sonnier will tell you his journey proves “it’s not where you start, it’s how you finish.”La. principal's remarkable success storyLa. principal's remarkable success storyLa. principal's remarkable success storyLa. principal’s remarkable success story,sonnier,students,port barre,smile,principal,gabe,ELEMENTARY,Vi­deo,News,School,Teacher,CBS,janitor,Loui­siana,,Sunday Morning video,cbs news video,video,cbsnews.com,cbs news/p


    La. principal's remarkable success story


     
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    This small font response was nearly missed bro. shaka64, sorry bout that, but nonetheless, enjoy your visit and if you get a chance to see Gabe, tell him he's a hit on Destee.com, for sure ... :)
     
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